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Curriculum Vitae

Ara Wilson

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Contact Info
    Box 90760
    (email)
Education

    Ph.D. City University of New York 1997
    M.Phil. City University of New York 1992
    B.A. Vassar College 1984
Areas of Research

gender/sexuality in global modernity; urban Southeast Asia and transnational zones; cultural political economy and heterodox economics

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions
  • Intellectual Community Planning Grants: Counting Justice, Duke University, 0 2016
  • Faculty Manuscript Workship, Mellon- Franklin Humanities Institute, April, 2012
  • Faculty Recognition, Duke LGBT Center, Lavender Graduation, April, 2008
  • Fellowships, Grants, and Awards, January, 2002-06

Conferences Organized
  • India, Sexuality & Archive SymposiumIndia, Sexuality & Archive Symposium. February 13, 2009, February 13, 2009
  • Ethnoporn, spring 2007

Professional Service
  • Misc, 1 August 2017
  • Review, Professor of the Practice Robin Kirk, November, 2012 - present
  • Provost Standing Diversity Committee, September, 2012 - present
  • Duke University Press Editorial Advisory Board, 2012 - present
  • Reviewer. 2012, 2012 - present, Reviewer
  • Area Studies, Interdisciplinary, Anthropology, Gender Studies journals, 2012 - present, Journal Referee
  • Coordinator, Publication Planning Committee. 2012, 2012 - present, Coordinator, Publication Planning Committee
  • Human Rights Center Board, January, 2010 - present, Board Member
  • Thai Student Group, 2008 - present, Advisor
  • Editorial Board, Gist from the Mill, 2008 - present
  • Faculty Diversity Standing Committeee, 2008 - present, Member
  • Community Service, 2007 - present
  • LGBT Faculty and Staff Task Force, 2007 - present
  • Women's Studies Steering Committee, 2007 - present
  • Association for Queer Anthropology (AQA), 2013-15, Co-chair
  • Review, Undergraduate Thesis, April 2013, Reviewer
  • Human Rights Curruculum Committee, April 2013, Member
  • Panel Organizer, Indebted: On David Graeber's Debt. November 2012, November, 2012, Panel Organizer, Indebted: On David Graeber's Debt
  • Faculty Diversity Working Group, August 2012
  • program in the study of sexualities, September, 2006 - June, 2012, Director
  • Arts & Sciences Council, September, 2011 - December, 2011, Department Representative
  • Discussant : Invited Session: Queer Feminist Futures. November 2011, November, 2011, Discussant : Invited Session: Queer Feminist Futures
  • Feminist Theory Workshop, March, 2011, Session facilitator
  • Journal Referee. January 14, 2011, January 2011, Journal Referee
  • Journal Referee. July 1, 2010, 2010, Journal Referee
  • Faculty-Athletics, 2009 - 2010, Faculty Liaison, Crew Team
  • Tenure Committee, 2009 - 2010
  • Advisory Board, Center for LGBT Life, 2007 - 2010, Member
  • Program Review, Gay and Lesbian Studies Minor, May, 2010, External Reviewer
  • Book ms. review. January 22, 2010, January 2010, Book ms. review
  • Feminist Theory Workshop, 2010, Workshop Facilitator, with Tani Barlow
  • Tenure Committee, 2009
  • History search, January 2009
  • Transnational Sexualities Project, 2008-2009, Coordinator/ Mentor
  • Feminist Theory Workshop, 2009, Introduction, Ratna Kapur
  • Global Health Working Group, October 2008, Member
  • Book Prize, October 2008, Judge
  • Reviewer : NEH Anthropology Faculty Fellowship Competition. July 2008, July, 2008, Reviewer : NEH Anthropology Faculty Fellowship Competition
  • Journal Referee, 2007 - 2008
  • Postdoc Fellowship Committee, 2007 - June, 2008
  • CACIM: India Institute for Critical Action: Centre In Movement, Forum Fellowship, 2008-2009, Mentor to Oishik Sircar
  • Global Health A&S committee, 2008-2009, Member
  • Jean Fox O'Barr Distinguished Chair Search Committee, 2006-2007
  • Association for Feminist Anthropology, 2006-2009, Board member
  • Tenure Committee, 2007, Member
Representative Publications   (More Publications)   (search)
  1. Wilson, A. The Intimate Economies of Bangkok: Tomboys, Tycoons, and Avon Ladies in The Global City.  University of California, 2004. [html]
  2. Wilson, A. "Medical Tourism in Bangkok." Asian Biotech. Edited by Ong, A; Chen, N. 2010.
  3. Wilson, A. "NGOs as Erotic Sites." Development, Sexual Rights and Global Governance. Edited by Lind, A. January, 2010.
Selected Talks

  • Sexual Latitudes, Dickenson College, December, 2012
  • Sexual Latitudes: The Erotic Life of Globalization, Department of Anthropology, Graduate Center CUNY, December 02, 2011
  • Medical Tourism in Thailand, University of Wisconsin-Madison - Center for Southeast Asian Studies, April 08, 2011
  • NGOs as Erotic Sites, University of Wisconsin-Madison - Anthropology, April 07, 2011
  • The Intimate Economies of Bangkok's Markets, University of Michigan, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, 25 Anniversary Conference, October 22, 2010
  • Sexual Latitudes: NGOs as Erotic Sites, Yale University, History of Sexuality Series, October 11, 2010
  • Sexual Latitudes: NGOs as Erotic Sites, Brown University, Department of Anthropology, October 7, 2010
  • Keynote: Economies in Motion, University of California-Riverside, Dance Under Construction Conference, April 16, 2010
  • Queering Asia, University of Pittsburgh, Asian & Latin American Studies Project Workshop, April 9, 2010
  • Queering Siam, University of Michigan, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, February 14, 2010
  • CLAGS International Research Network Inaugural Lecture: Sexual Latitudes: Queer Studies of Global Life, CUNY, New York, May 3, 2009
  • The erotics of creative destruction: capitalist markets and sexual prospects, Centre for Law, Gender, Sexuality, Kent University, Canterbury UK, February 25, 2009
  • Sexual latitudes, Birkbeck, University of London, February 23, 2009
  • NWSA Presidential Session: Postcolonial Sexualities, NWSA Meetings, Cincinnati OH, June 19, 2008
  • Anti-Globalization and Sexual Politics: Texts, Practice, and History at the World Social Forum, Northwestern University, March 10, 2008
  • Medical Tourism, The Global and the Intimate Conference, Mt Holyoke College, April 18, 2007
  • 10 Invited Lectures, 2003-2006

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